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Blog Tour: Children of Refuge by Margaret Peterson Haddix, Plus Giveaway!

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  Welcome to Day #4 of the Children of Refuge Blog Tour!   To celebrate the release of The Children of Refuge (Children of Exile #2)  (9/12/17), blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Margaret Peterson Haddix and 10 chances to win a both books so far in the series!...
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John
The cover looks very best seller-y. The tale sounds fraught with adventure!
Thursday, 14 September 2017 17:42
Dianna G.
I can't even tell you how much I want to read this! My students love the Among the Hidden series. The synopsis has me imaginin... Read More
Thursday, 21 September 2017 20:39
Penny Olson
I like the cool colors of the covers. The stories sound suspenseful and exciting.
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 23:09
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Blog Tour: The Long Ride Home by Tawni Waters, Plus Top 5 Not-To-Be-Missed Places to See on a Road Trip & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to be part of the blog tour for Tawni Waters' book  The Long Ride Home .   Read on for more about Tawni, her book, plus the top 5 not-to-be-missed places on a road trip! Meet Tawni Waters !     TAWNI WATERS is a writer, actor, and...
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Tiffany Engler
I've been dying to get my hands on this book!!!
Friday, 15 September 2017 16:04
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Blog Tour: The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez, Plus Excerpt!

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Today we're excited to be part of the blog tour for Celia C. Pérez's book  The First Rule of Punk .   Read on for more about Ceclia, her book, and an excerpt!     Meet Celia C. Pérez !   Celia C. Pérez  has been making zines inspired by punk and...
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Blog Tour: The Keep of Ages by Caragh M. O’Brien, Plus Giveaway

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Welcome to Day #8 of the Keep of Ages  Blog Tour!   To celebrate the release of The Keep of Ages (Vault of Dreamers #3)  by Caragh M. O'brien (8/29/17), blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Caragh and 10 chances to win a complete set of The Vault...
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John
Big eyes on covers are spooky! And while a disapprove of dream-mining, I'm happy to read about it!
Friday, 25 August 2017 14:38
Penny Olson
The covers are very cool. I would love to read these books.
Friday, 25 August 2017 17:21
shauna buck
The eye is very cool! I loved the Birthmarked series and can't wait to red this one!
Saturday, 26 August 2017 10:52
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Blog Tour: The World's Greatest Adventure Machine by Frank L. Cole, Plus Giveaway!

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  Welcome to Day #9 of The World's Greatest Adventure Machine  Blog Tour!   To celebrate the release of The World's Greatest Adventure Machine  by Frank L. Cole (8/8/17), blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Frank and 10 chances to win a copy of Adventure Machine , as...
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Dan Denman
The book cover is fun and colorful. This sounds like a really fun adventure that I am excited to read.
Friday, 22 September 2017 10:59
Sharon C
The cover is attention grabbing. The synopsis of an adventure makes the book sound quite interesting.
Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:00
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is so fun and the synopsis tells me this will be an exciting adventure book to read.
Sunday, 24 September 2017 13:28
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Blog Tour: Bad Girl Gone by Temple Matthews, Plus Excerpt!

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  Today we're excited to be part of the blog tour for Temple Matthew's book  Bad Girl Gone .   Read on for more about Temple, his book, and an excerpt!   Meet Temple Matthews !   TEMPLE MATHEWS is an author and screenwriter with several films to his credit, including...
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Spotlight on The Inevitable Collision Of Birdie & Bash (Candace Ganger), Plus Excerpt!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Candace Ganger's novel  The Inevitable Collision Of Birdie & Bash.  Read on for more about Candace and her book, plus an excerpt and giveaway!       Meet  Candace Ganger ! CANDACE GANGER is a young adult author, contributing writer for Hello Giggles, and obsessive marathoner....
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Blog Tour: Fangdemonium by Lucienne Diver, Plus Author Interview, Excerpt, & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to be part of the blog tour for Lucienne Diver's book Fangdemonium .   Read on for an author interview, more about Lucienne, her book, an excerpt, and a giveaway!     Meet Lucienne Diver !   Lucienne Diver is the author of Vamped young adult series (think...
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Spotlight on The Library Of Fates (Aditi Khorana), Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Aditi Khorana's novel  The Library Of Fates.  Read on for more about Aditi and her book, plus an excerpt and giveaway!       Meet Aditi Khorana ! Aditi Khorana spent parts of her childhood in India, Denmark, and New England. She has a BA in international...
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John
"Are you super excited for Aditi Khorana's LIBRARY OF FATES? What did you think about today's blog post? Share your thoughts on to... Read More
Thursday, 13 July 2017 18:38
Dianna G.
This has been on my wishlist since I first saw the summary on a blog. After reading the excerpt, I think this is a book my daughte... Read More
Thursday, 13 July 2017 23:13
Destiny Nazaire
This has been on my TBR since I read the summary & saw the cover on Goodreads. The excerpt made me want it more. ? Can't wait for ... Read More
Friday, 14 July 2017 13:49
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Blog Tour: Hello, Sunshine by Leila Howland, Plus Playlist & Giveaway

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  Today we're excited to be part of the blog tour for Leila Howland's new book  Hello, Sunshine.   Read on for a playlist, more about Leila, her book, and a giveaway!   1. City of Stars, from La La Land Soundtrack https://youtu.be/GTWqwSNQCcg When I saw La La Land, not only...
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John
The cover is very YA. The book sounds like it might be fun!
Thursday, 13 July 2017 18:40
Dianna G.
Love the cover, very cute! The summary made me smile. 2 of my former students became celebrities after posting beauty videos on Y... Read More
Thursday, 13 July 2017 23:15
Tiffany Engler
The cover is cute and summery. This book sounds like it's going to be a great read!!!
Friday, 14 July 2017 09:31
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